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Discover Your Uniqueness

You might have heard the phrase you are unique… but what does that really mean and how do we discover our uniqueness so that it shines thru in our lives? You might be surprised to discover that by uncovering your uniqueness you’ll open the door to a more authentic and joyful life.   This applies to any area in your life. Bringing your uniqueness to your professional life, for example, can fuel you with a motivation to bring innovative ideas to the table and come up with creative solutions.   The same is true when you bring your uniqueness...

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The Importance of Hope in the New Year

Driving on an empty road towards the setting sun and sunbeams to upcoming new 2017 year and leaving 2016 behind. Concept for success and passing time.

Hope you’re enjoying your holiday season donde quiera que estés. We didn’t want to close out the year without sending you our love ❤️ and best wishes for 2017. Although we know that this time of the year can be a joyful one, it can also be a time of melancholy, reflection and sadness… usually depending on whether our year has been a valley or a peak.   Con esto en mente, we wanted to share with all of you a message that touched our hearts last week. A friend of ours turned us on to the Vous Church YouTube...

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Be proud of your heritage, but gosh darn it, go out and vote!

Voto Latino- Mamas Con Ganas

  Although I often say that I am an international citizen—having grown up in Venezuela, the United States and France—I am 100% Latina. I crave my arepas, pabellón and can't resist dancing whenever I hear reggaeton, salsa or merengue. My husband will add that I automatically switch to Spanish as my default language when I'm tired. I also swap to Spanish without fail when I feel the urge to swear "Cónchale!" (that's my clean version obviously) or in a romantic mood (mi vida, mi amorcito lindo). Pobresito, mi hubby Canadiense. He had no choice but to...

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Overcoming Difficulties

Let’s face it: all of us encounter difficulties, trials and tribulations. Sometimes these challenges in life are so tough we feel trapped in a dark hole—afraid we’ll never see the light again. But as the saying goes: “This too shall pass”. I promise. In the meantime, I want to share with you 4 tips that will help you weather any storm.   4 tips to overcoming difficulties   Hey Courageous Mamacita,   I believe that the ability to get through a personal storm unscathed—or at least with the least amount of trauma possible—depends heavily on the shelter and equipment we chose to weather...

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Finding Self-Fulfillment in Giving

Have you ever experienced self-fulfillment through helping those in need? I'm curious because I think I have finally understood what Gandhi meant when he said: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."   Entendí que esta frase no se trata simplemente de dar por dar. We are talking about finding personal fulfillment poniendo nuestro granito de arena. Don’t think you need to dedicate your entire life to charity to make a significant impact in our world.   How to find Self-Fulfillment in Giving   Hey Gorgeous Mamacita, In this post I wanted to share something close to my...

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Discover Your Self-Worth

Hey Mamacita, This week we invite you to discover your self-worth. If you've ever felt insignificant—like a tiny speck of dust in the universe—this video is for you. Admit it, sometimes our self-esteem seems to fly out the window y llegamos a sentirnos completamente irrelevantes. Pero Mamacita, you really do matter and here are the 5 reasons why:     ¡UNO! You are unique. Es decir, nadie más te puede reemplazar: no hay nadie como tú y nunca más lo habrá. You have unique talents, unique characteristics and unique beauty. Llega a conocerte a ti misma and discover all your...

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¡Latinas, A Votar Con Ganas!

¿Eres una Latina con nacionalidad Americana? ¿Estás registrada para votar? ¿Qué estás esperando? Queremos enfatizar la importancia de tu voto en la próxima elección presidencial. You really do count. ¡Latinas, a votar Con Ganas! 😉   ¿Por qué votar? Great question Mamacita!     La mayoría de nosotros los Latinos residentes en los Estados Unidos hemos dejado nuestra patria ya sea por circunstancias económicas, persecución política o falta de seguridad personal. Dejamos atrás nuestra familia, amigos y cultura en búsqueda de un mejor futuro.   Todos sabemos que este gran cambio de vida trae muchos sacrificios y trabajo. Además requiere de valentía y...

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Happy Inner Child Equals Happy Adult

Can you relate? You work hard to pay your rent, bills and feed your family. In search of productivity and erroneously thinking it will make you happy, you cross out the chores on your to-do list frequently and daily. Still you have the feeling deep down inside that something is being neglected. Could that something be your inner child? How happy is your inner child?   Hey Mamacita, Last week, we invited you to let your inner child come out and play. Did you make it a priority? This past weekend we decided to take our advice to heart,...

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How to Invite More Happiness

Mamas Con Ganas #WestSideStoryMia Picture by George Schiavone

Happiness All Around #InternationalDayOfHappiness   Hey Mamacita, It’s no secret we want to invite more happiness in our lives. Pero por una razón u otra sentimos no poder alcanzarla. Tal vez nosotros mismos nos complicamos la vida y la respuesta es más simple de lo que te imaginas.   Recently, I had an aha-moment as I caught myself laughing wholeheartedly and breathing in gratitude. Nothing anyone had said had been particularly funny that day. However, my heart felt lighter and the bounce in my walk was somewhat daintier. ¿A qué se debía este cambio de espíritu? I was sleeping less,...

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